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Sketchnote Font

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I've been creating hand drawn custom fonts for a long, long time.

Since my sketchnoting started in 2007, I've wanted to convert my hand-drawn letterforms into a proper computer fonts, so I could sell my fonts for others to use on their projects.

The timing just never worked out right, until now.

I'm very pleased to announce Sketchnote, a new font I've started building with expert help from Delve Withrington of Delve Fonts:

Rohde Sketchnote Font (Teaser)

Yep, very soon, Sketchnote will become an honest-to-goodness font available for purchase!

There is a bit of work ahead, but I'm excited. The font will include variety of glyphs and some nice little dingbats as well, though the details are still being figured out.

If you would like to be alerted when the font is available for purchase, leave a comment and I'll add you to the list.

Reader Comments (54)

Very cool, Mike and Delve!
Excited to see this not only available, but in my collection and out in the wild.

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLuke Dorny

That's a great idea!

I hope it will be deployable as a webfont with TypeKit.

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGeoffrey Grosenbach

Totally let me know!

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTodd Sattersten

I'm in!

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

Oh yes, please.

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBernard

What an exciting little project, pls do let me know too. All the best, hope your pricing wont be expensive.

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArif

Yeeeeaaaaaahh! Can't wait to get my mits on this.

February 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJonah

Please add me to the list too.

February 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

Oh, what fun! Yes, please do let me know when it becomes a full-fledged thing.

February 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Firke

Please add me to the list, can't wait!

February 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterScott Palmer

I'd like to know when it's ready, too. Looks really great. I look forward to using it in my future presentations.

February 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNick

12345667890 ? hope your pricing isn't in this numbering system :-)

But seriously, very cool and I would like to know when it will be available and at what price...

February 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPeter Bakker

Thanks everyone - I'm creating a list and will contact you all when the font is ready for release and sale. I don't have a price set yet, but aim to make it a great value for whomever chooses to buy it.

February 17, 2011 | Registered CommenterMike Rohde

Yes please Mike.

February 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSammual James McLoughlin

Yes please let me know.

February 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkevin

Hey Mike, I'm excited too; the Sketchnote font is going to be fantastic! Yes, there is some hard work ahead but it will turn out great. While it is too soon to determine what the price will be, I do agree we can certainly make it a good value for the price (I'm hoping we can pack it full of lots of type goodies). In the meantime, perhaps we can post updates here and elsewhere so folks can see how it is coming along.

February 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDelve Withrington

Sign me up! I need a font like that for future projects. Although, having read your post I'm really thinking of creating my own font too... Original is original.

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKarri

Yes, please.

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Please keep me updated on the font. It looks great in caps... I look foward to seeing the littlies and other dingbats. Thanks Mike.

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTrudy

I'm so excited! Mike I know your "Sketchnote" font will be AWESOME, but I will miss your personality with each sketchnote you create. What a joy it has been to discover you and your sketchnotes.
Please keep me posted.

February 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterValdez

I'm interested.

February 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan Brink

I would LOVE to have your custom font!

March 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChris Carr

Awesome! Please add me to the list.

March 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBecky Holt

Put me down. Sign me up. Let me know ASAP.
If you have the font available, just email me as I'm a user of other things like copydoodles and I'd love to have your font as well. Thanks for a great blog and great work. This is the kind of stuff I like to use in my personal marketing campaigns. Great Job.
Dr. Carney

March 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDr. Carney

Hey Mike, how's the SketchNote font coming along? When will it be available? Working on a project and would love to use it. Thanks! BTW - please add me to the list.

March 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNoland

Noland - still in the early stages on the font. goal is to have the font ready by the fall, if all goes well.

March 10, 2011 | Registered CommenterMike Rohde

Please add me to the list for this new font too. Thanks!

March 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBob H.


Great stuff. Add me to your list. I just purchased a new iPad and I wanted to do this on it, but for some reason, I can't so I'll just do it on this DELL and say, Great Stuff.

Dr. Carney

March 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDr. Carney

Will this font has special characters? I would love to see it characters such as à á ã õ ç é ó ....
Please let me know when this font is ready too. I'll totally use it here in Brazil.

March 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel Sollero

Daniel - my goal is to make this font a fully functional font with as many special characters as I can manage to add and still get it done reasonably soon.

May I ask you to point me at a resource that shows all of the characters which are important to Brazilians? That would really help!

March 16, 2011 | Registered CommenterMike Rohde

I'd like to be notified when the font is available.

March 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Hey Mike,

I just found a font with all the main characters for the latin & brazilian public and to the eastern europe as well
Check this out:

March 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel Sollero

Thanks Daniel!

March 18, 2011 | Registered CommenterMike Rohde


Hi Mike:

Please let me know when Sketchnotes is available. Totally awesome!

March 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJeff De Cagna

Can't wait! Please let me know when available.

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKevin Behringer

I'd like to be notified when available. Looks great.

May 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercreativereason

Hey Mike, anything new on your Sketchnotes font? When do you think it will be available?

June 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJeff De Cagna

Busy summer Jeff. Font is still on the schedule, but going slower than anticipated. Thanks for checking in!

July 1, 2011 | Registered CommenterMike Rohde

How's the font coming? I'm looking forward to it!

January 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRob

Starting back up again on this - thanks for asking!

February 13, 2012 | Registered CommenterMike Rohde

That was the response I was waiting for Mike :) Such a great style. Perfect for a font.

February 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCed Funches

Is the font ready for purchase?

October 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJC

JC not yet - aiming for end of year 2012.

October 18, 2012 | Registered CommenterMike Rohde

Please alert me when the font is ready for purchase. Thanks.

December 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterG Lee

please let me know when your Font will be available. thx. just read your handbook, excellent piece of work. Klaus

January 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKlaus

Just got your "The Sketchnote Handbook" book. LOVE IT so far! Can't wait to purchase your font as well. Happy 2013!

January 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChristine Murphy

Yes please!

February 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

Yes, love to know when font is ready

May 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

Yes please....

May 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBen

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